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  1. The ecological risk of acid mine drainage in a salinising landscape
    Vellemu, Emmanuel Captain, 2018, Rhodes University
    Acid mine drainage (AMD) and increasing salinity of freshwater ecosystems pose serious threats to water quality in water-stressed South Africa. These threats are exacerbated by mining activities, mainly gold and coal from both active and abandoned mines that continue to release acidic water that is ...
  2. Movement of coastal fishery species in Southern Africa: research trends, characterisation of behaviours and a case study on fishery implications
    Maggs, Jade Quinton, 2018, Rhodes University
    Movement of fishes is an integral part of their daily life, but has significant implications for fishery management. As with nearly all coastal countries, South Africa relies on coastal fisheries as a renewable resource, but many stocks have been overexploited for decades. Although it has long been ...
  3. Effects of CO2-induced ocean acidification on the early development, growth, survival and skeletogenesis of the estuarine-dependant sciaenid Argyrosomus japonicus
    Erasmus, Bernard, 2018, Rhodes University
    Although it is increasingly accepted that ocean acidification poses a considerable threat to marine organisms, little is known about the likely response of fishes to this phenomenon. While initial research concluded that adult fishes may be tolerant to changes predicted in the next 300 years, the re ...
  4. The place of language policy in education in teaching and learning: a case study of two primary schools in the Eastern Cape Province
    Rani, Nomakhosazana Jeanette, 2016, University of Fort Hare
    This study investigates the implementation of Language in Education Policy (LiEP) in learning and teaching in grades six from two schools. It critically examines the teachers’ practices and experiences towards English as the language of learning and teaching (LoLT) at two different primary schools f ...
  5. A situational survey of Siyazondla homestead food production proogramme and food security, poverty alleviation in selected communities of Nkonkobe Local Municipality of the Eastern Cape
    Phezisa, Bulelani, 2016, University of Fort Hare
    People living in rural areas are continually losing their value, dignity, ubuntu and rural nature of livelihood. Agriculture in these areas characterises the nature of rural livelihood. Traditionally, people living in rural areas were highly dependent on their production from gardens for food, incom ...
  6. Growth strategies for black township entrepreneurs
    Boniwe, Sihlangule, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    The situation in South Africa throws up a trickier and more unconventional challenge. The country has symptoms of a spatial realm that is not fully connected with the urban systems (spatially, socially, or structurally) and is certainly disconnected from the rural economy. This is the realm of the c ...
  7. Optimization of flexible spectrum in optical transport networks
    Boiyo, Duncan Kiboi, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    The ever-increasing demand for broadband services by end-user devices utilising 3G/4G/LTE and the projected 5G in the last mile will require sustaining broadband supply from fibre-linked terminals. The eventual outcome of the high demand for broadband is strained optical and electronic devices. The ...
  8. Land restitution policy in old West Bank location, East London
    Bhe, Ntomboxolo Grace, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    This thesis summarises research on the implementation of land restitution policy in the old West Bank Location, in East London. Apartheid legislation dispossessed many Black people of their land. After 1994, the new democratic government implemented a land reform programme, land policy was reviewed, ...
  9. Factors influencing effective electronic word-of-mouth marketing
    Bhana, Lauren, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    Marketing serves to satisfy customer needs and wants while building strong customer relationships in an effort to gain value from customers in return. On understanding that customer satisfaction is needed for a business to survive and grow, the important role marketing plays within a business is emp ...